Mercury Records

  1. Chart Moves: Album Sales Hit New Low; Madonna's 'MDNA World Tour' Debuts; Earth, Wind & Fire Reaches Chart High

    September 20, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Keith Urban beat out the Weeknd for the No. 1 slot by less than 3,000 copies. Urban's "Fuse" debuted at No. 1 with 98,000 copies, while the Weeknd's "Kiss Land" started w ...

  2. David Massey Named President of Island Records

    February 08, 2013 10:51 AM EST David Massey has been named president of Island Records, in what is described in a press release as a “further expansion of the Island Def Jam Music Group’s A&R and creative initiatives.” The appointment, which was announced by Barry Weiss, ...

  3. Amanda Marks Takes On Global Role at Universal Music Group

    May 20, 2011 4:32 PM EDT As Billboard speculated Thursday, Universal Music Group Digital Distribution Executive VP and General Manager Amanda Marks is going to work for Rob Wells, president of the label's Global Digital Business unit. With the move, Marks will take o ...

  4. UMGD Shuffles Sales Structure

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has changed its structure bringing digital and physical sales under the umbrella of Universal Music Distribution (UMD). The other divisions in UMGD are: Fontana, the indie distribution company; Vivendi Ent ...

  5. Kanye West Arrested After U.K. Nightclub Incident

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kanye West was arrested after an alleged assault outside a U.K. nightclub, but was released without charge, according to British press reports. According to the reports, the 31-year-old artist was detained in the early hours of this morning (Nov. ...

  6. Ferrera Named A&R Exec At Island, Mercury

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Ferrera has been appointed executive VP of A&R for Island and Mercury Records. Ferrera reports to David Massey, president of Mercury Records, and is based in New York. Ferrera moves to Island and Mercury from RCA Music Group where he w ...

  7. Blue Note Label Group Shuffles Staff

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Blue Note Label Group (BNLG) has made a number of appointments and promotions. At the BNLG's Manhattan group of labels, Josh Zieman joins as VP of marketing where he will oversee marketing efforts at the Manhattan, Back Porch, Higher Octa ...

  8. Lillywhite Moves To A&R Role At Columbia

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' As first tipped May 28 in Billboard , Steve Lillywhite has joined Columbia Records as senior VP of A&R. Lillywhite will report to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and will be ...

  9. Libertines' Barat Goes Solo With Vertigo

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal with Mercury Records imprint Vertigo. The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal w ...

  10. Libertines' Barat Goes Solo With Vertigo

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal with Mercury Records imprint Vertigo. The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal w ...

  11. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  12. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...